This is a guide on how to find Shooting Stars, as well as how to make wishes on Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH). If you want to learn about Meteor Showers, and what you can get from making wishes, such as Star Fragments and Zodiac Fragments, please read on.
|Shooting Stars & Star Fragments|
|How to Find Celeste||How to Get Shooting Stars|
|Zodiac Series Recipes||Space Series Recipes|
|Star Fragment||Large Star Fragment||Zodiac Fragments|
List of Contents
|Shooting Star Appearance Time||7PM to 4AM|
Shooting Stars can appear randomly on clear nights, although there will be no announcement for it, so you will have to check for yourself.
You will not know how much long you need to wait, but when the night is clear and stars can be seen, check the sky starting from 7 PM to 4 AM as Shooting Stars appear on those hours.
If Celeste is on your island, it is guaranteed that Shooting Stars will appear on that night. You can receive a recipe from her too!
Shooting Stars are natural occurances and cannot be forced to appear or spawn. There are no ways to trigger Shooting Stars to appear, so you will just have to check during the night.
Unlike events and weekly visitors, there is no way to tell when Shooting Stars can appear, but the villagers on your island give you hints.
Like shooting stars, they can start anytime from 7 PM to 4 AM.
Meteor Showers cause more Shooting Stars to appear at a time. You may see multiple Shooting Stars at once during a Meteor Shower.
Tom Nook or Isabelle will mention this on the day of the Meteor Shower during the daily island-wide broadcast. There is no other way to know prior to the day itself.
The Meteor Show might not be announced if there is another event such as a Fishing Tourney or a resident's birthday. However, the residents can tell you about it so always talk to your neighbors!
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!
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.
If you hear a twinkling sound, or see something move in the sky, immediately tilt the camera up using the Right Control Stick.
Press the A button while a Shooting Star is falling, and your character will make a wish. You can confirm this if the star twinkles when you press A.
Make can wish multiple times to get up to 20 Star Fragments the next day.
You can also make a wish on a Shooting Star on your friend's island. By doing so, both of you can find Star Fragments on your beach the next day, so you might want to cooperate with a friend to get them!
If you want to add friends in New Horizons, you can check out our Friend Request Board!
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These will be scattered along the beach on the day after you make wishes on Shooting Stars. These appear more frequently than Large Star Fragments and Zodiac 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 rare, so you'll need to try multiple times to obtain more than one Large Star Fragment.
How to Get Large Star Fragments Fast
There is a slim chance you can get Zodiac Fragments the day after you make a wish on a Shooting Star. The type of Zodiac Fragment depends on the month, and these are extremely rare.
|Aquarius Fragment||Pisces Fragment||Aries Fragment||Taurus Fragment||Gemini Fragment||Cancer Fragment|
|Leo Fragment||Virgo Fragment||Libra Fragment||Scorpio Fragment||Sagittarius Fragment||Capricorn Fragment|
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|
|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|
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.
When you complete her recipes, she will give you a Zodiac fragment of that season instead.
Each month, you can also get a recipe from the Zodiac series.
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|How to Get Shooting Stars | Meteor Shower Guide||Lost Item Guide|
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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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Hey! Sent you a friend request :) when are you opening your island today?
It worked, sorry about all that! Thanks again ☺️
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