Why People Are Straight-Up Obsessed With Chasing Total Eclipses

Published On 08/21/2017 Published On 08/21/2017
Total Eclipse On The Hotel Negresco On August 11st, 1999 In Nice,France
Total Eclipse on August 11st, 1999 In Nice, France | Patrick AVENTURIER/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images
The author's family in Mazatlán, Mexico, 1991 | Vivian Kane/Thrillist
"It's like the world's ending," my mom told me. "And you just have to have faith the sun's going to come out the other side."
The author & her brother in France, 1999 | Vivian Kane/Thrillist