A massive transformer explosion in New York City lit up the night sky Thursday with an impressive blue light show.
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.
According to the NYPD's 114th Precinct, a transformer explosion occured on Astoria East & North Queens at Con Edison's power plant.
The Port Authority reported a partial power outage at LaGuardia Airport, which is near the power plant.
Con Edison confirmed there had been a fire at a power substation in Queens, saying on Twitter that it was working with the New York Fire Department and would provide further details later.
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"There was a brief electrical fire at our substation on 20th Avenue & 32nd Street in Astoria shortly after 9 p.m. this evening, which involved some electrical transformers and caused a transmission dip in the area", the company said in a tweet.
The smoke coming from what looked like a destroyed generator lit up the sky neon blue, prompting fears that NY was under an alien invasion.
Public transportation is running, but the 7 train is experiencing delays, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Twitter.
Fire officials said they were fielding numerous calls for reports of explosions in the Long Island City and Astoria areas. Scattered power outages, including LGA.
Multiple residents in Queens reported to NBC New York the electricity briefly flickering off in their homes.