SALT LAKE CITY — The New York City sky lit up an electric blue Thursday night, and, surprisingly, not because of aliens.
What happened: Officials say a transformer explosion at Con Edison lit up the sky with electric blue color. There was no reported injuries or fires from the explosion, The New York Times reports.
Officials: Deputy Inspector Osvaldo Nunez, who operates over the 114th Precinct, told The New York Times the explosion “was spectacular.”1 comment on this story
- “You could see it from the precinct, and the precinct is about a half-mile away,” he said. “You felt it in your chest, the explosions, and the night sky turned an electric blue.”
Airport: LaGuardia Airport briefly lost power after the explosion, too. Power resumed later in the night, BuzzFeed News reports.
- As you might imagine, social media had a field day with the moment. Terms such as “#bluesky” and “Astoria” and “Queens” began trending on Twitter in the immediate aftermath.
Many people hinted that the aliens had finally invaded.
However: Officials (eventually) denied the explosion came from aliens.