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.
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.
A large winter storm coming on the heels of Christmas is expected to bring snow to Nebraska, the Dakotas and Minnesota this week. By Thursday in central Minnesota, the northwest wind could be 10 to 15 miles per hour with gusts of 20 miles per hour .
The former " Suits " star could be seen placing a protective hand on Kate's back as the pair made their way inside the gates. It's Meghan's first Christmas as a royal, though she celebrated with the family a year ago , in a break in tradition.
An investigation into CBP actions will be conducted by the agency's Office of Professional Responsibility, the news release said. Jakelin and her father Nery Gilberto Caal Cuz were taken into custody on December 6 after crossing the border into New Mexico.
The House and Senate briefly gaveled into session on Christmas Eve before closing again with no further action. More than 400,000 "essential" employees in those agencies will work without pay until the dispute is resolved.
President Donald Trump has long pushed to pull troops out of Afghanistan, considering the war a lost cause. But the Taliban said the withdrawal could in fact assist peace efforts by helping to build trust.
The third DLC chapter, Silver Lining finds Silver Sable has stormed back to reclaim her stolen Sable International tech. You might've assumed this would happen in a Star Trek movie but friends and neighbors, it did not.
No one could have predicted what was to come when Ilkay Gundogan gave second-placed City a 27th-minute lead. The Ralph Hasenhuttl revolution continued as Southampton beat Huddersfield 3-1 at the John Smith's Stadium.
So United knew just what it was getting when it gave the game's most volatile character a route back into the dugout in 2016. The club is 19 pints behind Premier League leaders Liverpool, who they lost to (1-3) last weekend.
Cyrus and Hemsworth's private wedding comes after a rocky, on-again , off-again relationship between the Last Song costars. Miley Cyrus has shared pictures of her embracing partner Liam Hemsworth amid reports the couple married before Christmas.
It said the group nearly certainly continues to target a range of global companies, seeking to gain access to commercial secrets. The US and United Kingdom have accused China of violating an agreement relating to commercial espionage.
Solskjaer, who will be at the Old Trafford helm for the remainder of the season, told MUTV in his first interview: "It's great". I can stand player who are quick to hide behind their agents, their social media, their friends in the media.
Most Asian stock markets gained Friday while Japan edged down following Wall Street's rally at the end of a turbulent week. US stocks are staging a furious late-afternoon rally Thursday, closing with gains after erasing a 600-point drop in the...
You don't know me, but my grandfather was a game warden in Montana and we spent our vacations going to our 2 national parks. The shutdown started Saturday after funding lapsed for nine Cabinet-level departments and dozens of agencies.
He always told me to watch the game, watch the defenders, to visualize what movement you're going to make to try to put yourself in a position to score goals or have an impact when you come on off the bench.
Cyrus posted three black-and-white photos of her and Hemsworth on her Instagram and Twitter accounts on Wednesday (December 26). That's what plenty of social media clues left by Cyrus and friends point to in the absence of official confirmation.
Syria's air defences have repelled a missile attack on Damascus suburbs on Tuesday, Syrian state television reported. The Lebanese National News Agency said Israeli warplanes flew over Lebanon to carry out the raids outside Damascus.
Gorsuch, he voted to grant the appeal, lift the judge's order and allow Trump's new policy to be enforced. But rights groups have challenged his new rules, saying they violate administrative and immigration laws.
Authorities have searched the property of Berreth's fiancé Patrick Frazee and their search there involved heavy digging equipment. Frazee voluntarily released his phone to be searched and allowed officers to take a DNA sample on December 12, his lawyer said.
Claas Relotius paints pictures in the reader's mind that unfold like a film, ' said Franz Fischlin, chairman of the judging panel. Relotius, who has admitted to faking some of his reporting, had written dozens of articles for Der Spiegel since 2011.
Kian and Alptekin's prosecution is led not by the special counsel but prosecutors with the Eastern District of Virginia . Kian and Alptekin were charged with conspiracy to work as unregistered agents of a foreign government.
North Sea Brent crude lost $2.41, or 4.0 percent, to a low of $57.20, a 14-month low, and last traded around $58.06, down $1.55. Our 2019/23 production floater forecast is based on oil trading in this price range over the next five years.
United said they wanted fans going to the game at Anfield "to support the team in a passionate and positive way". But asked if he was confident of making up that margin, Mourinho said: "Yes, I think (we can)".