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zone.utcOffset(timestamp); // 480

Get the offset for a given timestamp from a Zone.'America/Los_Angeles').utcOffset(1403465838805); // 420'America/Los_Angeles').utcOffset(1388563200000); // 480

POSIX compatibility requires that the offsets are inverted. Therefore, Etc/GMT-X will have an offset of +X and Etc/GMT+X will have an offset of -X. This is a result of IANA's Time Zone Database and not an arbitrary choice by Moment.js. Thus, using locality based identifiers is preferred over fixed-offset identifiers.

For example, moment().tz('Etc/GMT+1').format('YYYY-MM-DD HH:mm ZZ') will return 2014-12-18 11:22 -0100 while moment().tz('Europe/Madrid').format('YYYY-MM-DD HH:mm ZZ') will return 2014-12-18 13:22 +0100. The Europe/Madrid indentifer should be used instead of the Etc/GMT+1 identifier.