Earlier tonight I looked out the window to notice an eerie blue-green sky over NYC. It looked like the standard alien landing in a scifi movie and was incredibly surreal. It turns out it was a transformer explosion in Queens but for a second it really did feel as if something bizzare was happening. It makes you both appreciate and fear about the modern world - the technologies and cities we have are so complex and modern that an explosion led the night sky to glow blue for more than a minute. I didn’t even realize there was anything powerful enough to make the night sky glow that bright for that long but apparently we’re surrounded by that potential.