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Stunning pictures of circular rainbow near Cookstown captured with drone camera

By Linda Stewart

This stunning image shows what a rainbow looks like from the air - a complete 360-degree circle.

It was captured above Lissan House, near Cookstown, by weather chaser Martin McKenna, who said it was the first time he had seen one and admitted it was a happy accident.

"I own a quadcopter and I went out with my dad and wife for a walk to see if it was working," he said.

"It was all grey skies and pouring rain, completely miserable. (But) the clouds parted, the sun came out and this rainbow came over the trees."

Martin decided to photograph it from the air using a smartphone attached to his quadcopter.

"As it rose higher, there was a transition from a rainbow into a complete circle," he said. "It's impossible to see from ground level. It was just unbelievable. I'm still buzzing from it."

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