I never seem to be able to relate the forum time to my local time. It would be nice if the forum time was posted in a visible spot on the screen. That would be a big help in relating the time of posts to the current time.
Click on "User CP" at top left, then click on "Edit Options" on the left in the "Settings & Options" section.
Scroll down to the Date & Time Options and make sure the timezone is set to yours.