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Why the Sky Turned Electric Blue in New York City

Why the Sky Turned Electric Blue in New York City

An "electrical fault" turned the sky above the New York City an eerie shade of blue Thursday.

Some Manhattan residents [VIDEO] thought aliens had finally come to rescue us and many rushed out with their phones and cameras to capture the unusual scene.

Across much of the nation's most populous city, people looked up around 9:12 p.m.to see a pulsing orb of blue light that lasted a minute or more in the sky over Queens, casting the skyline into a odd silhouette.

"We received numerous 911 calls, one that reported a plane crash", said NYPD Deputy Inspector Osvaldo Nunez.

There are no significant reported power outages anymore, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. It shows the sky over Astoria after an electrical surge at a Con Edison substation, according to a tweet from Mayor Bill de Blasio. Con Ed confirmed that the airport was running on generator power.

The explosions temporarily closed LaGuardia Airport in Queens. In the meantime, keep watching those alien invasion movies.

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Most people wouldn't complain about seeing blue skies, but when its 9 PM at night in New York [VIDEO], it comes as a bit of a shock.

At about 10:20 p.m. Thursday, LaGuardia tweeted that due to the power failure, travelers should allow extra time when coming to the airport.

The New York Police Department said a transformer exploded at the utility company's facility in Astoria shortly after 9 p.m., CBS New York reports.

In 2010, for instance, a huge fireball erupted on 6th Avenue - the result of an underground transformer explosion. The light was blue because of the nitrogen and oxygen in the air when the electricity arced through it, he added.

NYPD News posted: 'ADVISORY: The lights you have seen throughout the city appear to have been from a transformer explosion at a Con Ed facility in Queens.

It was the second major incident involving Con Edison in the last six months.

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