New York City skyline turns bright blue after transformer explosion

Frederick Joseph		On Thursday night in Queens the night sky was an eerie azure blue

Frederick Joseph On Thursday night in Queens the night sky was an eerie azure blue

PHOTO: The NYPD is investigating a transformer explosion that caused the sky to turn blue above New York City Thursday night.

Around 11 p.m., the airport tweeted power was restored in the temrinals with outgoing and incoming flights resuming.

Police say the fire at the transformer in Queens is under control and no one was hurt.

Con Edison also confirmed that a fire had broken out at their facility.

Fire officials said they fielded a flurry of calls reporting explosions in the Long Island City and Astoria areas.

Social media was ablaze with pictures of the sky, which flickered and was so bright it appeared to be day.

Twitter users captured the blue glow from the explosion.

All Federal Aviation Authority facilities were on generator power, FAA spokesman Greg Martin said.

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Americans have been baffled by a mysterious blue light that illuminated the night sky in New York City.

New Yorkers had been advised to avoid the area 20th Avenue and 31 Street in Queens, and to expect a heavy presence of emergency personnel in the area.

A spokesman for Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted their had been "scattered power outages".

Reports soon came in that La Guardia had lost power and that the airport had closed as a result. Looks like departing passengers are being held back until security check points are back up and running'.

Residents reported temporary power outages. "Or give me another reason why the sky is blue on this NY night!" Folks all the way out in Jersey City reported seeing the flashy lights.

Even poking fun at a local Major League Baseball team.

One commenter said: "Can someone explain why the sky in Brooklyn was lightning top bright blue?"

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