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The New York City sky lit up an electric blue on Thursday night, and, surprisingly, not because of aliens.

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.”

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  • “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.