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Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) - How to Find Shooting Stars: Shooting Star Guide

Close your eyes and make a wish! Learn how to get Shooting Stars on Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH)! Check out how to get Shooting Stars and Meteor Showers on your island, how to get Star Fragments, and more!

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How to Get Shooting Stars

ACNH - Player watching shooting stars
Weather must be Bright & Clear
Dates & Times Dates: All Year
Time: 7:00 PM–4:00 AM

What Time do Shooting Stars Appear?

ACNH - A resident wishes on a shooting star

Shooting Stars happen from 7:00 PM–4:00 AM. They can appear randomly in the sky on nights with clear skies

What are Shooting Stars?

ACNH - Star Fragments are scattered on the Beach

Shooting stars are fragments of meteor showers that fall down and show up on your island when you make a wish during the weather phenomena. You can use them to craft Shooting Star or Zodiac related DIY Recipes.

Meteor Showers

ACNH - Raddle informs the resident that there

Although shooting stars can appear anytime when night sky is clear, more shooting stars will appear during a Meteor Shower.

Meteor Showers are a weather phenomena where you can watch a heavy shower of shooting stars fill the night sky!

How to Get Meteor Showers

ACNH - A resident makes a wish on a shooting star on a friend

Just like shooting stars, Meteor Showers are random and can be pretty difficult to predict. Keep an eye out for these to find out when a Meteor Shower is coming to your island!

Take note that meteor shower dates do not change on your island so it’s best to time travel to when you last remembered a meteor shower to get more star fragments!

How to Get Star Fragments Fast Guide

Isabelle Will Make an Annoucement About Shooting Stars

ACNH - Isabelle announces that there

Tom Nook or Isabelle will announce meteor showers during the island-wide broadcast, so pay close attention to it!

However, an announcement will not be made if another event is happening, such as a villager's birthday or a villager moving in to or out of the island.

Villagers Will Talk About Shooting Stars

ACNH - Bangle informing the resident that there

On the day of the meteor shower, your island residents will also talk to you about meteor showers!

How to Make a Wish on a Shooting Star

Steps Directions
1  Tilt Camera upwards
2  Press the A Button to make a wish!

1. Tilt Camera Upwards

ACNH - A resident wishes on a shooting star at night

When you hear the twinkle of a star in the sky, tilt the Camera upwards with the Right Control Stick!

2. Press the A Button to Make a Wish!

Press the A Button while a Shooting Star is falling, and your character will make a wish! You'll know that you made a wish when the star twinkles yellow.

What You Get from Wishing on Shooting Stars

Star Fragments, Large Star Fragments, and Zodiac Fragments

ACNH - An Aries star fragment on the beach

On the day after wishing on shooting stars, Star Fragments will appear all across the shore! These star fragments will glow in the dark, which make them the perfect nighttime island decorations!

You can also use them craft Celeste's DIY Recipes.

List of All Star Fragments

Star Fragment IconStar Fragment Large Star Fragment IconLarge Star Fragment
Aries Fragment IconAries Fragment Taurus Fragment IconTaurus Fragment Gemini Fragment IconGemini Fragment Cancer Fragment IconCancer Fragment
Leo Fragment IconLeo Fragment Virgo Fragment IconVirgo Fragment Libra Fragment IconLibra Fragment Scorpio Fragment IconScorpio Fragment
Sagittarius Fragment IconSagittarius Fragment Capricorn Fragment IconCapricorn Fragment Aquarius Fragment IconAquarius Fragment Pisces Fragment IconPisces Fragment

How to Get Star Fragments

Craft Celeste's DIY Zodiac Recipes

ACNH - Celeste gives the resident a Zodiac DIY recipe

You'll need a lot of Star Fragments to craft Celeste's DIY recipes, so keep on wishin'!

How to Find Celeste and All DIY Recipes

Get Nook Miles for Wishing on Shooting Stars

ACNH - Wishes Come True Nook Miles Reward

The more wishes you make, the more Nook Miles you get with the "Wishes Come True" Nook Mileage activity. Make sure to makes lots of wishes!

Wishes Come True
Activity Summary Miles Titles
Make a wish to a shooting star once. 300 Late-Night/Meteorite
Make wishes to shooting stars 30 times. 1000 Wishful/Legend
Make wishes to shooting stars 200 times. 2000 Overnight/Superstar

What Should You Spend Nook Miles on First?

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