Animal Crossing: New Horizons Shooting Star Guide: Meteor Showers, Star Fragments, Celeste DIY Recipes, Star Wands

The hotness for Animal Crossing New Horizons revolves around shooting stars, star fragments and Celeste. Here we will give you one comprehensive guide that encapsulates all of it, talking about the shooting stars about the meteor showers, Celeste, the different types of star fragments and what you can craft with the star fragment DIY recipes, as well as the fast methods to getting the maximize star fragments. 

Animal Crossing New Horizons Shooting Star Guide


Animal Crossing: New Horizons Shooting Stars (Meteor Showers) Tips & Tricks

There are so many hidden secrets in Animal Crossing: New Horizons that many players are now discovering some of its most interesting elements. This is certainly the case with shooting stars, which appear during meteor showers and offer many unique Animal Crossing items to make and collect. But if you haven't already had a meteor shower, you probably have a lot of questions. Let's break them all down here with our guide to shooting stars Animal Crossing: New Horizons. We will discuss what to do when a meteor shower starts, what to do, and more details.


What Are Shooting Stars in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

Just like in real life, shooting stars are meteors - pieces of asteroids or comets that broke and burned as they entered the atmosphere. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, these meteor showers last several hours, nine hours to be precise. From 7:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m., hundreds of shooting stars will cross the skies of your island, but only on particularly clear nights. Fortunately, if you speak to your villagers daily, they will notify you when a meteor shower is about to occur. Then follow these simple steps.

How To Get (Catch) Shooting Stars In Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

Many players wonder when and at what time they appear and whether they may have missed them. 

When & How Often You Can See Shooting Stars?

First of all, If you have unlocked Melinda, she also says in the morning announcement on the island that shooting stars will be seen in the evening. But it must be made clear that you can also have shooting stars, although Melinda or Tom Nook have not announced them in advance! A cloudless sky alone is enough. Even the appearance of Celeste on your island is no guarantee for shooting stars! 

Shooting stars can appear in the cloudless sky from 7 p.m. until 4 a.m. Here's a little tip: shooting stars appear in swarms. That said, if you missed the first one, it's worth waiting a few moments. After that, there will usually be some in a row before a few minutes rest. Around once a week, your islanders say that shooting stars will likely appear in the evening.

How To See Shooting Stars In ACNH?

  • 1. Wait until it is night and the sky is clear.

  • 2. Using the left joystick up, your camera will allow you to fully observe the starry sky

  • 3. You can then either wait until you see a shooting star in the sky, or use this technique:

Stroll on your island as usual and put the sound at the bottom of your game. Shooting stars are rather easy to spot because they produce a very special tinkling. Once the "tliiiing" heard, you will not have time to raise your eyes to the sky to observe the star. Do not panic, shooting stars always arrive in bursts of 3 to 5 stars. 

What To Do During A Meteor Shower & How To Make A Wish On Shooting Stars?

Here is how you should proceed to make a wish on at least one shooting star for getting star fragments:

  • 1. Once a meteor shower starts, find a bright, open place to stand.

  • 2. Remove the tool you are holding in your hands (via the inventory or by pressing D-pad)

  • 3. Look up to the sky (press the right analog stick)

  • 4. Wait until you see other shooting stars pass in the sky (there will inevitably be two or three more after the "tling")

  • 5. As soon as you see a shooting star in the sky, press A: your character will then make a wish and the star will sparkle more beautifully

What To Do If You Still Haven't Seen Shooting Stars After Waiting Hours?

Maybe you've spent many hours in the game and haven't seen shooting stars yet. There is no special way to trigger shooting stars. If you want to watch shooting stars, you should follow the following rules:

  • 1. Shooting stars only appear in the sky between 7 p.m. and 4 a.m. in the evening and night when it is dark. In addition, it must not be cloudy, but there must be clear skies.

  • 2. A lot of shooting stars appear on days with meteor showers, which are also announced in the daily announcement. However, you can discover shooting stars even on days without a meteor shower, a clear night is the only requirement.

  • 3. Shooting stars announce themselves with a high, soft glitter tone. You should therefore turn up the sound a little louder in the evening and at night or play with headphones so that you can also hear the sound. Otherwise, you'll have to stare into the night sky for several minutes to spot a shooting star.

  • 4. Make sure you don't have any tools in your hand and push the right analog stick up to look up at the night sky. Then press the A key as soon as shooting stars appear.

What Rewards Do You Get From Shooting Stars (Meteor Showers)?

If you have wished for something, you will find star fragments on the beach the next day. These are not worth much, but are still very popular. Because for some rare ACNH DIY items you need star fragments, for example for the star wand. However, the fragments do not necessarily have to match the number of requests. 

Depending on how many shooting stars you got in one night, the next day you will find star fragments that were washed up on your beach. You can then find Star Fragments, rare Zodiac Fragments of the current month, and even rarer, Large Star Fragments. 


What is Star Fragment, Large Star Fragment, and Zodiac Fragment?

Star fragments are fractions of a star, as the name suggests. Shooting stars are used above all to recover star fragments, which are used to craft Celeste's DIY recipes and various other Animal Crossing New Horizons items including wands and rare pieces of furniture. To recover star fragments you must make a wish. You can also sell Star Fragments for Animal Crossing bells, even if we would not recommend it. Their value is 250 bells for normal star splinters, 500 bells for zodiac fragments and 2,500 bells for large star fragments. Too low a price for these valuable ACNH items.

List of Animal Crossing New Horizons Star Fragments

There are several fragments of shooting stars, some are only available for a limited period of time and allow you to realize the plans of the Zodiac collection. You randomly get the star fragments and you only know what you've earned when you go around the beach the next morning.

There are three different types:

  • Star fragments (small and yellow)

  • Large star fragments (large and white)

  • Zodiac fragments (different names, colors and sizes)

Animal Crossing New Horizons Star Fragments, Large Star Fragments, Zodiac Fragments

List of ACNH Zodiac Fragments

There are 12 different types of zodiac fragments: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces splinters. These are needed for special recipes that you can get from Celeste. Depending on the current month, you will find the following zodiac signs on the beach:

  • Capricorn Fragment (Dec 21st - Jan 19th)

  • Aquarius Fragment (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)

  • Fish Fragment (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20)

  • Aries Fragment (Mar. 21 - Apr. 20)

  • Bull Fragment (Apr 21st - May 21st)

  • Gemini Fragment (May 22nd - Jun 21st)

  • Cancer Fragment (Jun 22nd - Jul 22nd)

  • Lion Fragment (Jul 23 - Aug 22)

  • Virgin Fragment (Aug 23 - Sep 22)

  • Libra Fragment (Sep 23 - Oct 22)

  • Scorpio Fragment (Oct 23 - Nov 22)

  • Sagittarius Fragment (Nov 23 - Dec 20)

Drop Rates Of Star Fragments In Animal Crossing

There are drop rates for different types of Star Fragments:

  • Star Fragment: 85%

  • Zodiac Fragment: 10%

  • Large Star Fragment: 5%

How To Get The Most Star Fragments Fast In Animal Crossing New Horizons?

Consider the following tips if you want to collect star fragments effectively:

  • 1. After a night with shooting stars, a maximum of 25-star fragments (20 max star fragments from your wishes and 5 more Star Fragments if you talk to Celeste again, after you've gotten all the Star DIY recipes from she) are washed up the next day. It, therefore, makes no sense if you catch more than 25 shooting stars in one night unless you are aiming for the corresponding mileage. Star fragments that have not been collected disappear the next day. How good that they are washed up in "swarms". 

  • 2. If you want to experience shooting stars in quick succession, you can change the time. With time travel you cheat something and falsify the game experience of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but who can not wait can find all the information in the linked guide.

  • 3. If there is no meteor shower on your island, you can still use Dodo codes and visit friends. Because even if you watch shooting stars on other islands, the corresponding fragments will be washed up on your island the next day.

  • 4. Invite your friend to visit your island, and make a wish when seeing shooting starts, You get 1 Star Fragment for every 5 wishes your visitors make. A separate 20-fragment limit applies to visitors' wishes.

Maximum Amount of Star Fragments You Can Get Per Time

  • Wishes Made by You: 20 x Max Star Fragments (Min. 20 Wishes Needed)

  • Wishes Made by Visitors: 20 x Max Star Fragments (Min. 100 Wishes Needed)

  • Wishes Made by You and Visitors: 20 x Max Star Fragments (Min. 20 from you + 100 Wishes from visitors Needed)


Animal Crossing Star Fragment DIY Recipes & Craft Items

These DIY Recipes will usually come from one of the following sets:

  • Wand Recipes - including the Star Wand, Wand, and Bamboo Wand, which allow you to save costumes to be summoned at will using the Wand tool.

  • Astrological Recipes - including the Aires Rocking Chair and Taurus Tub, which is a themed set that requires specific types of star fragments based on astrological signs - and it is likely you will only be able to find these fragments during the months they are active.

  • Space Recipes - including the Rocket, Flying Saucer, and Space Shuttle items

ACNH Star Fragment Recipes & Shooting Star Items
Item NameDIY Materials
DIY Recipe Type
WandStar Fragment ×2Wand Recipe
Star Wand

Star Fragment ×3

Large Star Fragment ×1

Wand Recipe
Tree Branch Wand

Tree Branch ×5

Star Fragment ×3

Wand Recipe
Iron WandIron Nugget ×3

Star Fragment ×3

Wand Recipe
Golden Wand

Gold Nugget ×2

Star Fragment ×3

Wand Recipe
Windflower Wand

Orange Windflower ×1

Star Fragment ×3

Wand Recipe
Mum WandYellow Mum ×1

Star Fragment ×3

Wand Recipe
Cosmos Wand

White Cosmos ×1

Star Fragment ×3

Wand Recipe
Tulip WandRed Tulip ×1

Star Fragment ×3

Wand Recipe
Rose Wand

Red Rose ×1

Star Fragment ×3

Wand Recipe
Pansy Wand

Yellow Pansy ×1

Star Fragment ×

Wand Recipe
Hyacinth WandPink Hyacinth ×1

Star Fragment ×3

Wand Recipe
Lily Wand

White Lily ×1

Star Fragment ×3

Wand Recipe
Star HatStar Fragment ×5Astrological Recipe
Star LightStar Fragment ×5Astrological Recipe
Star PochetteStar Fragment ×6Astrological Recipe
Star GarlandStar Fragment ×10Astrological Recipe
Crescent Moon ChairStar Fragment ×7

Large Star Fragment ×1

Astrological Recipe
Moon

Star Fragment ×15

Large Star Fragment ×1

Astrological Recipe
Meteorite

Star Fragment ×5

Stone ×1

Astrological Recipe
AstronautStar Fragment ×5

Iron Nugget ×5

Astrological Recipe
Rocket

Star Fragment ×10

Iron Nugget ×20

Astrological Recipe
Man-made Satellite

Star Fragment ×10

Iron Nugget ×15

Astrological Recipe
Space Shuttle

Star Fragment ×5

Iron Nugget ×10

Astrological Recipe
Manned Spacecraft

Star Fragment ×10

Iron Nugget ×20

Astrological Recipe
Landing GearStar Fragment ×10

Iron Nugget ×15

Astrological Recipe
Moon Rover

Star Fragment ×10

Iron Nugget ×10

Tire ×4

Astrological Recipe
Flying Saucer

Star Fragment ×15

Iron Nugget ×10

Astrological Recipe
Star Rock

Star Fragment ×3

Iron Nugget ×1

Astrological Recipe
Starry Sky Wall

Star Fragment ×5

Large Star Fragment ×1

Astrological Recipe
Star Wall

Star Fragment ×5

Large Star Fragment ×1

Astrological Recipe
Milky Way Flooring

Star Fragment ×5

Large Star Fragment ×1

Astrological Recipe
Spaceship Wall

Star Fragment ×5

Large Star Fragment ×1

Astrological Recipe
Lunar Surface Flooring

Star Fragment ×5

Large Star Fragment ×1

Astrological Recipe
Spaceship Flooring

Star Fragment ×5

Large Star Fragment ×1

Astrological Recipe
Aries Rocking ChairStar Fragment x3

Aries Star Fragment x2

Gold Nugget x1

Stone x5

Zodiac Recipes
Taurus Bath

Star Fragment x3

Taurus Fragment x2

Gold Nugget x1

Stone x8

Zodiac Recipes
Gemini Closet

Star Fragment x3

Gemini Fragment x2

Gold Nugget x2

Stone x6

Zodiac Recipes
Cancer Table

Star Fragment x3

Cancer Fragment x2

Gold Nugget x2

Stone x3

Zodiac Recipes
Leo Sculpture

Star Fragment x3

Leo Fragment x2

Gold Nugget x2

Stone x3

Zodiac Recipes
Virgo Harp

Star Fragment x3

Virgo Fragment x2

Gold Nugget x2

Stone x4

Zodiac Recipes
Libra Scales

Star Fragment x3

Libra Fragment x2

Gold Nugget x2

Zodiac Recipes
Scorpio Lamp

Star Fragment x3

Scorpio Fragment x2

Gold Nugget x2

Stone x5

Zodiac Recipes
Sagittarius Arrow

Star Fragment x3

Sagittarius Fragment x2

Gold Nugget x2

Zodiac Recipes
Capricorn Ornament

Star Fragment x3

Capricorn Fragment x2

Gold Nugget x2

Stone x12

Zodiac Recipes
Aquarius Water JugStar Fragment x3

Aquarius Fragment x2

Gold Nugget x2

Stone x5

Zodiac Recipes
Pisces Lamp

Star Fragment x3

Pisces Fragment x2

Gold Nugget x2

Stone x4

Zodiac Recipes

Star Wand: 

Star Light: Star Fragment x 5

How To Get Star Fragment DIY Recipes?

  • 1. You can only get special Star Fragment DIY recipes (include a variety of wands, as well as furnishings based on astrology and space) from Celeste - a cute owl wearing a bow on her head, roaming around their islands. Celeste will appear after 7 p.m. on your island. 

  • 2. Celeste will give you a recipe for Star Wand on your first visit. On later visits, she will reward you other Wand Recipes and Astrological Recipes for a furnishing item that fits the zodiac season you’re in. When you already have both the wand and the season’s zodiac item, she’ll give you something random from the rest of her collection such as Space Recipes.

  • 3. How do I get Zodiac Fragment DIY recipes? The Zodiac Fragment is based on the zodiac, which is also responsible for our zodiac signs. Example: The zodiac sign Aries is predominant from March 21 to April 20. People who are born during this period are Aries zodiac signs. If you speak to Celeste for the first time in this period, you will receive the DIY recipe for which Aries Fragments are necessary. Accordingly, you can only receive Aries Fragments during this period. However, whether and how many you will receive is a coincidence.

  • 4. You also can get a recipe per day from Celeste on your friend’s islands. 


What Is Magic Wand In Animal Crossing New Horizons?

The wand is a tool that allows you to record 8 different outfits and to switch from one outfit to another at any time while keeping space in its inventory.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Star Wands

How To Use The Wands In ACNH?

1. Save Outfits

  • You must first have a baguette and a storage space for clothes, for example, a chest of drawers, a locker or a wardrobe

  • Place the baguette in your inventory and the locker on the ground (in your house for example)

  • Approach the locker and press the A

  • Choose to “Change outfits”

  • Choose a location and change the clothes

  • You can select the clothes to create an outfit then press + to validate the outfit. Give it a name if you want.

  • You can create or modify the 8 outfits whenever you want

2. Change Your Wear

  • You just saved outfits on your wand. to change your outfit, equip yourself with the wand, press A and with the right joystick of your console or your controller, choose an outfit then press A again.

  • You can change your outfit as many times as you want. You will have to transform (button X) to be able to use the cabin of the Fairy Finger Sisters shop and modify the outfits recorded in the wand.


That's all you need to know about ACNH Shooting Stars, Meteor Showers, Star Fragments, and Celeste in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. We also recommend taking a look at our ACNH guides for other special events. For example, we tell you the rewards of the Animal Crossing flower breeding system or how you can get rich quickly with turnips.