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Satellite Photo of
the August Blackout in the U.S. and Canada-Fiction!
Summary of the eRumor The eRumor includes a
photo alleged to be from a space satellite on the date of the
historic North American blackout of 2003.
The Truth The blackout hit eight U.S. states and
portions of Canada on August 14, 2003.
This particular image alleged to be from a satellite camera is
viewed as a hoax, however.
There is no such satellite as GeoStar 45.
The time-stamp on the photo says "EST" but it was actually
Daylight Savings Time.
Most satellites keep time in UTC, not a particular region's local
Also, the outline of the blackout areas is not accurate.
Here is an outline of the actual areas hit by the blackout.
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