Formatting a date with date() function should be added to the date default timezone?

The date() function formatting timestamp'and adds the date to the current time zone. In the documentation a word about it. I would like to find out whether it is a staff job or something somewhere went wrong.
July 8th 19 at 16:14
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July 8th 19 at 16:16
To display the date without the timezone is a function gmdate - php.net/manual/ru/function.gmdate.php
The date function implicitly uses the current time zone, which can be set - date_default_timezone_set('UTC');

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