A bright incandescent blue light illuminated the New York skyline on Thursday night. It was a result of an exploded transformer at an energy plant.
A fire broke out at the facility after the explosion at the Con Edison plant located in Queens. Thankfully there were no injuries and an amazing light show that got a lot of people wondering what was going on!
The explosion caused subways to halt in the area and there was a short ground stop at LaGuardia Airport as a result of power outages. Pictures and video below.
Something insane is happening in the sky above Manhattan right now. pic.twitter.com/elCqFLF0iU
— Eric Klinenberg (@EricKlinenberg) December 28, 2018
Why is it blue over the east river?? #nyc @NYPDnews pic.twitter.com/GrEBoEssgB
— Peg Samuel 🤩 (@socialdiva) December 28, 2018
Apparently this is a fire at the Astoria Power plant – as seen from Jersey City. Hope everyone is ok! #nyc #queens #newyork #bluelight #bluelights #aliens #astoria #powerplant #fire #blackout #newyorkcity #besafe #electrical pic.twitter.com/D7XZZDZyEA
— Simone Bachmann (@viking_gal) December 28, 2018
There was a brief electrical fire at our substation on 20th Avenue & 32nd Street in Astoria this evening, which caused a transmission dip in the area. All power lines serving the area are in service and the system is stable. Photo: Michael Friedl, New York Times pic.twitter.com/vq2Ao46rhk
— Con Edison (@ConEdison) December 28, 2018
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