New Yorkers baffled as night sky turns blue

Vandalia OH United States via Wikimedia

Vandalia OH United States via Wikimedia

The night sky over New York City turned bright blue Thursday night, the result of a sustained electrical arc flash at an Astoria, Queens, power plant, according to Con Edison.

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

A giant plume of smoke exploded and colored the night sky blue over a Con Edison substation in Queens on Thursday, causing people across NY to gawk in awe. "The roar stopped and it was dead quiet for a moment and then you could hear the emergency vehicles start to come in". 'Please avoid 20th Ave & 31 st'. Follow @fdny, @NYPD114pct and @conedison'.

"Due to a power outage in Queens, there is partial flight operations @LGAairport".

Mayor Bill de Blasio said the blue light was caused by an electrical surge at the substation. Con Ed confirmed that the airport was running on generator power.

The freaky sight set social media a frenzy, as authorities tried to work out what was going on at 9.30pm on Thursday night.

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Inbound flights were held at their point of origin during this time.

Con Edison said it had restored all major transmission lines associated with the event and was in the process of investigating the cause of the failure.

This photo shows blue light over NY, as seen from Manhattan Borough of NY on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. Folks all the way out in Jersey City reported seeing the flashy lights. The explosion was determined to be a non-suspicious equipment malfunction, according to a tweet from the NYPD 114th Precinct.

'The transformer explosion in Astoria was. right outside my window, ' he said. "If it's the rapture, I just wanna say I told y'all to quit it".

An electrical arc occurs when an electric current flows between two points and produces plasma, which causes visible light.

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