Authorities in NY on Thursday said they were looking into a "transformer incident" following reports of an explosion. He also said there had been no injuries reported at the time of the blast. Television host Keith Olbermann referred to the episode as the "Blue Light Special".
Travellers at LaGuardia Airport, which is located in Queens, were treated to potential delays as well as a light show.
PIX11 said NYPD was investigating a transformer explosion at Astoria East and North Queens Con Ed power plant.
People immediately took to social media to post images of the sky across the city illuminated by an eerie blue-green light.
The explosion turned the sky a bright blue, which understandably prompted people to worry something more sinister was going on, taking to social media to share their photos and videos of the phenomenon. The blast had caused the lights in his home to flicker off and on, he said.
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She captioned her photos writing "10 years later ..." and "12.23.18", possibly indicating the day they exchanged vows. Last month, the singer tweeted the pair made it out safely after their home was ravaged by wild fires in California.
Drew Gemini tweeted: "Aliens have landed in Astoria?"
The explosions lit up the sky in shades of blue visible as far as Manhattan and New Jersey. "I ran up to my rooftop and grabbed the video while it lasted for a few minutes".
Eric Philips, spokesman for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio stated that "scattered" power outages were reported elsewhere.
"Due to a power outage in Queens, there is partial flight operations @LGAairport", airport officials said in a tweet.