- Feb 24, 2021
I watched the sequel, 2010, and just realized that the Monolith's eclipse in 2001 now reminds me of archaeoastronomy. You know like Stonehenge had certain proportions and the Egyptian Pyramids did as well. Both structures relied on the cosmos aligning itself in a certain way. The Monolith was filmed as aligning with an eclipse too. It probably seeped into humanity's consciousness after this first encounter and was probably misconstrued as being a god of some kind. And the people of Earth aligned it much like the Monolith had.