A transformer exploded at a Con Edison facility in Astoria, Queens, followed by a brief electrical fire at the substation. It sent a beautiful blue light flooding the nighttime sky over New York City Thursday night, turning the night into day. The alien invasion jokes abounded.
The residents in Astoria and Woodside said it was like daytime. Smoke arose from the source of the blue light, visible from as far as Manhattan.
— Jo Tan ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@JoTan40178004) December 28, 2018
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“No aliens.” The New York City sky was ablaze in an eerie, pulsing blue light Thursday night due to a transformer explosion at an electrical plant. https://t.co/SxrbE1bJjk
— KRIS 6 News (@KRIS6News) December 28, 2018
the NYC blue light suddenly went out pic.twitter.com/5EQ9do72J1
— macarena of time (@olekdotorg) December 28, 2018
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