Eerie Blue Light Floods Sky Over Queens in NYC
A transformer explosion in Queens sent an eerie blue light flooding the night sky over New York City on Thursday evening as the power in the houses flickered and LaGuardia Airport was plunged into darkness.
Con Edison says a brief electrical fire with transformers broke out at the substation on 20th Avenue and 32nd Street in Astoria, leading to a drop in transmission in the area.
The explosion lit the sky so brightly that it seemed for a short time that it was daytime in neighborhoods like Astoria and Woodside, the residents reported. Smoke originated from the source of blue light, visible all the way to Manhattan.