Bright blue light appears over Queens after transformer explosion at power plant

Bright blue light appears over Queens after transformer explosion at power plant

Another user asked: "Why is the sky lit up bright blue in Queens New York City right now?"

One writer on Twitter reiterated that aliens were not attacking the city: "Dear Twitter, the aliens have not arrived in NY".

"You could hear the roar and see the super white, bright light", Tebbett said. New York City Council member Costa Constantinides tweeted out that the NYPD's 114th district was on the scene, and thankfully there has been no reported injuries or damage to nearby homes. InsideEdition.com's Lisa Voyticki reports.

The Metropolitan Transit Authority said power outages were affecting 7 trains. Predictably, the actual explanation was less exciting, as the Con Edison energy company confirmed that the light show was the result of an electrical fire at a substation in Astoria, Queens.

The weird sight set off a frenzy on social media, where people reported a power failure at LaGuardia Airport.

Most of the power was restored to the airport within two hours.

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The explosions temporarily closed LaGuardia Airport in Queens. Service was impacted until around 10:25 p.m. between Woodside - 74th St. and Main Street.

An electrical fault is basically just an electrical current that isn't behaving as it should, and Con Edison is still investigating what caused the fault in this case.

"There are no injuries reported", the NY fire department said, noting that the situation is under control. "It was so big it was like the whole sky turned blue", said Astoria resident Ziad Elnokrashy.

All terminals were affected by the loss of commercial power, causing the Federal Aviation Administration to issue a temporary ground stop.

The sky was lit up in shades of blue visible as far as Manhattan and New Jersey. The light was blue because of the nitrogen and oxygen in the air when the electricity arced through it, he added.

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