Published: Fri, December 28, 2018
Global Media | By Jackie Banks

New York's Skyline Suddenly Lit Up With A Blue Glow

New York's Skyline Suddenly Lit Up With A Blue Glow

The explosion caused a bright blue light that illuminated the NY skyline.

Lights flickered in the borough, the explosion could be seen lighting up the skyline and sky turned an eerie teal blue.

Authorities in NY on Thursday said they were looking into a "transformer incident" following reports of an explosion.

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson tweeted that the LaGuardia Airport was "temporarily closed due to a power outage resulting from the Con Edison explosion".

The explosion lit the sky so brightly that it briefly appeared to be daytime in neighborhoods like Astoria and Woodside, residents reported.

NYPD is investigating a possible transformer explosion at the ConEd plant in Astoria.

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Despite the many comparisons to aliens and UFOs, officials had a perfectly normal explanation for the light: A transformer fire at the Con Edison utility site in Queens.

Police say the fire at the transformer in Queens is under control and no one was hurt.

The Metropolitan Transit Authority said power outages were affecting 7 trains.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio also tweeted out details of what happened to inform New Yorkers that there was no need to freak out over the unexpected light show in the Queens sky.

Another person suggested New Yorkers might now have super powers.

Residents of Astoria, Long Island City, Jackson Heights, and Forest Hills all reported similar sounds and sights.

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