How to Get Shooting Stars | Meteor Shower Guide | ACNH - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

ACNH - How to Get Shooting Stars | Meteor Shower Guide
This is a guide on how to find Shooting Stars and how to make a wish on Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH). Learn about Meteor Showers, Star Fragments, and Zodiac Fragments below!

Shooting Stars & Star Fragments
How to Find Celeste How to Get Shooting Stars
Zodiac Series Recipes Space Series Recipes
Star Fragment IconStar Fragment Large Star Fragment IconLarge Star Fragment ACNH - Zodiac FragmentsZodiac Fragments

When Do Shooting Stars Appear

ACNH - Shooting Stars - Wishing on a Star

Shooting Stars appear randomly in the sky between on clear to slightly cloudy nights.

What Time Do Shooting Stars Start?

Shooting Star Times 7PM to 4 AM

On nights that you island does see Shooting Stars, they will only appear anytime from 7 PM to 4 AM.

All Types of Special Weather

Check if Celeste is on Your Island

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If Celeste is on your island, you can guarantee that Shooting Stars will appear that night. You'll also receive a DIY recipe from her, too!

Although Celeste visiting your island can occur alongside a Meteor Shower, this is not guaranteed.

How to Find Celeste and All DIY Recipes

How to Make Shooting Stars Appear

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Shooting Stars are natural occurances, so you cannot spawn them yourself. However, villagers can clue you in on when it might happen.

When Do Meteor Showers Occur

Meteor Showers are Random Events

Meteor Showers are nights when Shooting Stars will appear more frequently that regular nights. You may see multiple Shooting Stars at once during a Meteor Shower!

There Will Be An Announcement

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Tom Nook or Isabelle will mention this on the day of the Meteor Shower during the daily island-wide broadcast.

No Announcement?

Residents will also tell you about the meteor shower!

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Tom Nook or Isabelle won't announce Meteor Showers if there's another event taking place during that day, such as a Fishing Tourney, Bug-Off or villager's birthday.

Your island residents will mention meteor showers though, so it's always a good idea to talk to your villagers every day!

Shooting Stars Will Appear Even With Few Clouds

On the day of a Meteor Shower, Shooting Stars will still appear even if there are a few clouds. Always keep an eye out!

How to See Shooting Stars

Shooting Stars Make a Sound When They Fall

Shooting Stars create a very noticeable twinkling sound when it passes through the sky.

If your camera is facing down or you are doing something else, we suggest setting your volume on high so you don't miss a shooting star!

Tilt the Camera Up to See the Sky

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If you hear a twinkling sound, or see something move in the sky, immediately tilt the camera up using the Right Control Stick.

How to Make a Wish on a Shooting Star

Press A When a Shooting Star Appears


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.

You can wish multiple times to get up to 20 Star Fragments the next day.

You Can Also Wish on Other Islands

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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What You Can Get from Wishing on Shooting Stars

Get Star Fragments

Star Framents will appear along the beast the day after you make wishes on Shooting Stars. These are the most common and will appear more frequently than large Star Fragments and Zodiac Fragments.

How to Get Star Fragments Fast

Get Rare 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 rare, so you'll need to try multiple times to obtain more than one Large Star Fragment.
How to Get Large Star Fragments Fast

Get Rare Zodiac Fragments

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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.

List of Zodiac Fragments

Zodiac Fragments
Aquarius Fragment IconAquarius Fragment Pisces Fragment IconPisces 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

Get Nook Miles for Making Wishes

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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

Get DIY Recipes from Celeste

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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.

When you complete her recipes, she will give you a Zodiac fragment of that season instead.

How to Find Celeste and All DIY Recipes

DIY Recipes from Celeste

Each month, you can also get a recipe from the Zodiac series.

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16 Anonymousabout 1 month

meteors aren't random at all. they are a set formula. if you can discover your island seed you can easily see when they are scheduled. use a site like meteonook to find out your pattern, once you do, you'll know down to the second when meteors are falling..

15 Anonymousabout 1 year

Taurus tub is not listed on here


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