February 17th, 2003 11:38 am (UTC)
USA West coast is -0800 GMT, meaning I am 8 hours ahead.
East coast is -0500, and the West Central and East Central standard times are -6 and -7 hours behind GMT respectively.
In some areas, however, daylight saving time confuses the issue. However I believe that California implements daylight saving time too, as does the UK, and although I think the date at which it is set into affect (twice yearly) is different it isn't by more than a week or so.
It's 19:28 here (so allowing for some minutes from your post, then an automated email, to my post showing) so it does seem you are 8 hours behind.
For your information (in case you wonder) ... all of England, Scotland and Wales are within GMT, so (for example) there's no eastern-most point that has ended up in a different time zone.
I feel sorry for countries like Russia, who exist across *most* time zones!