Explosion lights up sky over NYC

Discussion in 'New York/US' started by Yossarian, Dec 28, 2018.

  1. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    The mayor's office says this was caused by a Con Ed transformer explosion, but it looks like a job for the Ghostbusters to me.


    Video of it looks surreal:

  2. S☼I

    S☼I there must be something wrong, boys

    Are you a GOD?
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  3. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    the astoria borealis
  4. editor

    editor hiraethified


    Good riddance to it.

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  5. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Incredibly, there was no injuries.
  6. lizzieloo

    lizzieloo Numpty extraordinaire


    Ice particles high up?

    What are the nutters saying it is?
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  7. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

  8. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    people piling into.the NYPD twitter :D

  9. Epona

    Epona Down with battered parsnips

    I love the fact that they feel the need to say "no evidence of extraterrestrial activity" -ffs
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  10. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Seagull + Chips = Happy Seagull

    That's what the want us to believe. :hmm:
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  11. Edie

    Edie Well-Known Member

    Wtf is a Con Ed facility?
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  12. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Seagull + Chips = Happy Seagull

    Secret alien base power plant I think
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2018
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  13. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    Why is it blue?
  14. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Seagull + Chips = Happy Seagull

    Aliens, obviously.
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  15. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    Consolidated Edison is the name of the utility that provides gas and electric in NYC.
  16. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    Why was there no fire? :confused:
  17. DaveCinzano


  18. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    Anyway. After a bit of googling.

    "When energy is deposited to air, the air molecules become excited. As air is composed primarily of nitrogen and oxygen, excited N2 and O2 molecules are produced. These can react with other molecules, forming mainly ozone and nitrogen(II) oxide. Water vapor, when present, may also play a role; its presence is characterized by the hydrogen emission lines. The reactive species present in the plasma can readily react with other chemicals present in the air or on nearby surfaces.
    Deexcitation of nitrogen
    The excited nitrogen deexcites primarily by emission of a photon, with emission lines in ultraviolet, visible, and infrared band:

    N2* → N2 +
    The blue light observed is produced primarily by this process.[1] The spectrum is dominated by lines of single-ionized nitrogen, with presence of neutral nitrogen lines."

    Ionized-air glow - Wikipedia
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  19. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Seagull + Chips = Happy Seagull

    You do realise that cherenkov radiation also produces an eerie blue glow. Hope petee has a gieger counter and lead underpants. :(
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  20. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    Does that only show in a vacuum?
  21. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Seagull + Chips = Happy Seagull

    No, it can occur in water, for example - as in pools storing spent fuel rods. Quite beautiful really.
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  22. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    Yes it looks lovely.
    Can it occur in air? I can't find anything on that...
  23. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Seagull + Chips = Happy Seagull

    Get some spent fuel rods and find out. :thumbs:
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  24. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    Lol... :)
  25. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    i've been drinking water from lead pipe all my life so i'm basically inoculated.
  26. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Distributed to the sheeple via CHEMTRAILS.
  27. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    I saw several transformers blow during an ice storm several years ago. None of them emitted a blue light. Lots of oranges and yellows, but not blue. This is plainly a cover story for ... aliens.
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  28. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    Ha...a transformer caused it.
    Knew it was an alien. :thumbs:

  29. 8ball

    8ball Can be a bit of a git sometimes

    The sheeple need herding. :hmm:
  30. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

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