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How To Catch Shooting Stars In ACNH (Meteor Shower Guide)

When do shooting stars appear in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and what is the meteor shower time?

Shooting stars are a rare phenomenon in real life and in the world of Animal Crossing New Horizons too. You never know when they will appear in the sky but if you do manage to catch them, it will be very useful to craft some interesting things like the Star Wand. In this guide, we will see how to catch shooting stars in Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH).

Shooting Stars in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Let’s take a look at some of the questions you might have about shooting stars in this game.

When do they appear in ACNH?

Well, there is no specific criterion for it. The night has to be clear and stars have to be visible in the sky. When the conditions are something like this, just be alert during the timings of 7 pm to 4 am. Shooting stars are more likely to appear during these hours.

Another way to know if a shooting star will appear is seeing Celeste on your island. She will mention it when you talk to her so be prepared to see it at that night. You can also talk to other villagers and if they mention anything about meteors, stars or specifically shooting stars, that’s your chance.

If there’s a potential meteor shower happening, Isabelle or Tom Nook might announce it as well. There’s a high chance of shooting stars appearing during this time, even if the sky is cloudy.

How to see and wish on shooting stars?

To know if a shooting star is in the sky, a twinkling sound will be heard so focus on that as well. If you play on mute during this time and your camera is not pointed at the sky, you might totally miss it. So if the other conditions are fulfilled, make sure to keep your volume high so that you can catch shooting stars in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

As soon as you hear the sound, tilt your camera upwards with the Right Control Stick. When you see it, quickly press the A button. This will enable your character to make a wish upon the star.

When you wish on multiple shooting stars, you will receive Star Fragments on the beach the very next day. They are quite a rare crafting material which makes the whole wishing-on-a-shooting-star activity very useful. So, when you do come across such a night, make sure to utilize it to the max. You can get normal Star Fragments and large Star Fragments as well.

There’s more – when you wish on shooting stars, you will get some Nook Miles as well as more rewards. Plus, depending on the date of the meteor shower, you can get Zodiac Fragments too. You can also invite your friends over for viewing the shooting stars – they will receive Star Fragments too!

With three Star Fragments and one Large Snowflake, you can craft an Ice Wand. Our guide on how to get a Large Snowflake will surely help you get this material. There’s also the Shell Wand which needs 3 Summer Shells and 3 Star Fragments to craft. Here’s how to get Summer Shells in ACNH.

So, this is all about the meteor shower and shooting stars in Animal Crossing New Horizons. For more such helpful guides, keep reading our ACNH Wiki.