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Strange blue light in sky over Queens, NY

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posted on Dec, 28 2018 @ 12:26 AM
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Transformers are known to explode, although not so often. This Thing is Not a transformer, or are there 20 transformers exploding at once?

And why it didn't happen in the day? There wouldn't be any aurora. It was meant to be seen and to make the headlines.

Super weapon or Aliens. Aliens may sound weird, but in a weird word one could expect weird things to happen.
edit on 28-12-2018 by 2012newstart because: (no reason given)




posted on Dec, 28 2018 @ 12:36 AM
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a reply to: Djarums

Thanks for the reply. Do you know what it is? Looks like a power sub station or something like that. Looks like power lines maybe to the left of the flames.



posted on Dec, 28 2018 @ 12:43 AM
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originally posted by: Wookiep
Similar thing happened in Louisiana yesterday. Is someone trying to take the grid down? Hmm just seems strange. Both were HUGE and went on for a long while.




That is strange. I read on this site all the time how the US grid is crap (except Texas, the grid is a little better there). Is this just coincidence or something else



posted on Dec, 28 2018 @ 12:46 AM
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911 is down in a number of states and internet is out in many pleases too.



posted on Dec, 28 2018 @ 12:49 AM
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a reply to: Xtrozero

Yea, century link is having massive outages nationwide.



posted on Dec, 28 2018 @ 01:41 AM
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Transformers.

Robots in disguise.

Carry on ...



posted on Dec, 28 2018 @ 08:56 AM
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Been following this story for a while:
www.wired.com...



posted on Dec, 28 2018 @ 10:26 AM
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It was a electrical explosion at the Con Ed electric plant. I bet a lot of people in the city were freaking out. Last time the whole city saw something so dramatic was probable 911.


It is thought the blue aura was caused by a shorted-out power line, which can occur when live wires touch each other, grounded objects or the earth itself. A 'power flash', as it is known, can be a combination of blue, green, turquoise and orange, originating from damaged electrical equipment causing arcing electrical discharges to light up the sky. There were no injuries in the blast, the fire was quickly contained, and many saw the lighter side of the mystifying incident. The NYPD jokingly confirmed that aliens had not invaded, while others shared memes comparing scenes from science-fiction films.


New York night sky bathed in eerie blue light after explosion at Con Edison electric plant, that brought the city to a halt for THREE bewildering minutes and grounded all flights at La Guardia airport



posted on Dec, 28 2018 @ 11:08 AM
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originally posted by: 2012newstart
Transformers are known to explode, although not so often. This Thing is Not a transformer, or are there 20 transformers exploding at once?

And why it didn't happen in the day? There wouldn't be any aurora. It was meant to be seen and to make the headlines.

Super weapon or Aliens. Aliens may sound weird, but in a weird word one could expect weird things to happen.

It didn't happen during the day because, as its winter, there are only 10 hours of daylight at the latitude NY is. That means that there was a 58% chance it would happen during darkness even if there was an even distribution of power usage during a 24 hour period. The fact that its dark so everyone is switching on lights means there was a larger power draw and that means the likelihood of a transformer being overloaded is significantly higher during darkness hours.



posted on Dec, 28 2018 @ 11:41 AM
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a reply to: PheonixReborn

I don't think it was just a transformer. From what I have read on it they are not sure what it was, or not telling us. Guess it could of been a large transformer. That is a good point that the odds are it would happen at night.



posted on Dec, 28 2018 @ 02:36 PM
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Looks like it was a transformer. Can a normal transformer fail like that? Did it react with something else to cause such a great display?


LaGuardia Airport resumed normal full operations overnight after an electrical emergency at a Con Edison substation in Queens lit the night sky across much of New York City and spawned a flurry of social media reaction. The NYPD says a transformer exploded at the utility company’s facility in Astoria shortly after 9 p.m. on Thursday, reports CBS’2 Natalie Duddridge.


Airport Back To Normal After Dazzling Transformer Explosion Takes Out Power



posted on Dec, 28 2018 @ 03:00 PM
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I am Connor MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod. I was born in 1518 in the village of Glenfinnan on the shores of Loch Shiel. And I am immortal. There can be only one !



posted on Dec, 28 2018 @ 03:40 PM
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Be on the lookout for a few of these bad asses!




posted on Dec, 28 2018 @ 03:48 PM
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originally posted by: tarifa37
I am Connor MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod. I was born in 1518 in the village of Glenfinnan on the shores of Loch Shiel. And I am immortal. There can be only one !


It is the Quickening! When the few who remain battle to the last...



posted on Dec, 28 2018 @ 04:25 PM
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a reply to: Jaellma

Not to Worry , that was just Another Blue Streak Lost Season by the Met's . It has been in the Sky's over Queens for some time Now .....(



posted on Dec, 28 2018 @ 09:37 PM
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Or maybe this?





posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 04:26 AM
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a reply to: Wookiep

Weather in NY/NJ area been bad

Storms heading up the coast with strong wind and heavy rains

Such storms often cause transformer failures as the wind causes the primary lines to contact and arc or failing
trees bring wires

Seen it enough times when called out to scene of downed arcing wires or burning transformers

Remember during Hurricane Sandy in 2012 - watching from front of firehouse as horizon lit up from exploding transformers
and arcing electric wires - quite a fireworks display

Our protocol is block streets and wait sometimes for hours, for local utility to come and cut power



posted on Dec, 30 2018 @ 04:56 AM
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What I find weird is the duration of this event, because it should have shutdown on failure mode .



Failure mode insulation: if you have voids or gaps in your insulation and you have 4kV of voltage, then any spot or pollution can effectively reduce the amount of space it takes to make an arc (called creepage). Once the arc starts, it ionizes the air which lowers the resistance further and the spark becomes bigger. This ionization of the air is the boom you hear.


It almost seems as if the ionization didn't lowered the resistance so it could have a long duration burn?



posted on Dec, 30 2018 @ 09:34 PM
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All this talk of transformers lighting up the 🌃 sky and no a mention of Optimus prime..



posted on Dec, 31 2018 @ 05:40 AM
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That would transform the thread ...




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