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 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.