Satellite photo of the North American blackout-Fiction!

Satellite Photo of the August Blackout in the U.S. and Canada-Fiction! 

Summary of 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 time.
Also, the outline of the blackout areas is not accurate.

Here is an outline of the actual areas hit by the blackout.