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This is a guide to how to Make a Wish on a Shooting Star in the game Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) for the Nintendo Switch. Learn when Shooting Stars appear, as well as how to meet Celeste and get Star Fragments, Large Star Fragments and Aries and Cancer Fragments from Shooting Stars.

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Shooting Stars Time & Conditions

Meteor Shower Days are More Likely to Appear

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Meteor Showers cause more Shooting Stars to appear at a time. You may see multiple Shooting Stars at once during a Meteor Shower.

Additionally, on the day of a Meteor Shower, Tom Nook or Isabelle will announce the start of the day.

Residents will also tell you!

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The Meteor Show might not be announced if there is another event such as tourneys or resident birthdays. However, the residents can tell you about it so always talk to your neighbors!

Shooting Stars Also Appear on Normal Days

Shooting Stars also appear even when there are no Meteor Showers. Although its probability is low, it will not be announced and you will have to check it yourself.

Shooting Stars Appear Even When It is Cloudy

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On the day of a Meteor Shower, Shooting Stars will still appear even if it is cloudy. You will still be able to see them so keep an eye out!

Shooting Stars Appear from 7 PM to 4 AM

Shooting Star Appearance Time 7PM to 4AM

Shooting Stars will fall sometime at night, from 7 PM to 4 AM since the day changes at 5 AM.

Shooting Stars Make a Sound When They Fall

The moment a Shooting Star passes through the sky, it will create a twinkling sound. Even if the camera is facing down or you are doing something else, it will still make this sound. We recommend setting your volume on high so you will not miss it.

How to Make a Wish on a Shooting Star


When you press the A Button while a Shooting Star is falling, you can make a Wish. Making a Wish will allow you to find rare DIY Materials like Star Fragments and Large Star Fragments on the beach the next day. In particular, if you're hoping to find a Large Star Fragment, be sure to find multiple Shooting Stars and Wish on each one to maximize your chances of finding one.

Very rarely, other Fragments such as Aries Fragments and Cancer Fragments can be found on the beach as well.

You Can Make a Wish on a Friend's Island

Making a Wish on a Friend
You can also make a wish on a Shooting Star on your friend's island. By doing so, you can find Star Fragments on your beach the next day, so you might want to cooperate with a friend to get them!

Make new friends through our Friend Request Board!

If you want to add friends in New Horizons, you can check out our Friend Request Board!
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DIY Recipes Including Star Fragments

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When you talk to Celeste, who appears to watch the Shooting Star, she'll give you one of the above recipes which use Star Fragments. However, the Recipe which you will receive is randomly selected.

What You Can Get from a Shooting Star

Large Star Fragments

The day after you make a Wish on a Shooting Star, you will have a small chance of obtaining a Large Star Fragment. These are extremely rare, so you'll need to try multiple times to obtain more than one Large Star Fragment.
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Aries Fragments


The day after you make a Wish on a Shooting Star, you will have a very small chance of obtaining an Aries Fragment. This is the only way to obtain these items, making them highly sought after.
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Cancer Fragments

The day after you make a Wish on a Shooting Star, you will have a very small chance of obtaining a Cancer Fragment. This is the only way to obtain these items, making them highly sought after.
How to Get Cancer Fragments Fast

Star Fragments


These will be scattered along the beach on the day after Shooting Stars fall. As there will only be a few, be sure to find several Shooting Stars and Wish on each one to maximize your chances of more Star Fragments appearing.
How to Get Star Fragments Fast

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15 Anonymousabout 1 month

Taurus tub is not listed on here

14 Anonymousabout 1 month

If Celeste is on your island that night, does that guarantee the appearance of shooting stars? :( I've been playing for a month and I still haven't seen much

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