In the Animal Crossing: New Horizons, there are various weather and seasonal changes. And, another interesting thing that you are able to see in this game is meteor showers. You are able to wish upon shooting stars and then your island will be blessed with Star Fragments where they are rare crafting materials.
Things to Know About Shooting Stars in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
In this game, there are shooting stars. Those are meteors or pieces of asteroids or comets which have broken up and then they burnt when they get into the atmosphere. Meteor showers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons occur for several hours. Precisely, it can be nine hours. It occurs from 7 PM to 4 AM. In this period of time, you will be able to see hundreds of shooting stars which will cross the skies on your island. However, it will happen only on clear nights.
You are able to talk with your villagers daily to know when a meteor shower will occur. Then, you are able to follow these instructions.
- The first thing that you have to do is to choose the best spot which has a clear view of the horizon.
- After that, you have to tilt your right joystick up to look up at the sky with empty hands.
- Then, you need to wait for a shooting star.
- If you want to make a wish, you have to press A.
- Then, you can repeat.
By doing the steps above, you have lit up the stars shooting across the sky. You are able to do this until 4 AM.
The Reason to Watch Shooting Stars in Animal Crossing New Horizons
You may wonder why you have to watch shooting stars in the Animal Crossing New Horizons. It is because it is beautiful. Besides, another reason for watching shooting stars is because of Star Fragments. If you wish on a shooting star, you are able to make sure that those meteors land on your island. Then, when you wake up the next day, you will see that there are Star Fragments which are washed up on the shore like seashells.
You are able to find a lot of Star Fragments. However, it depends on how many shooting stars that you wished upon. For your information, there are multiple different varieties of Star Fragments and they are rare crafting materials. This is the only method that you can do to get Star Fragments. Also, meteor showers seldom happen so that when it happens you have to watch it to get Star Fragments. When it happens, it is better for you to make the most of the nights when you have the opportunity.
Several normal Star Fragments and some Large Star Fragments can be earned during any meteor shower.
However, Zodiac Fragments can be earned based on the date of the shower itself as you are able to see from the list below according to Imore.
- Aquarius Fragment
It occurs on January 20 until February 18.
- Pisces Fragment
It occurs on Feb 19 until March 20.
- Aries Fragment
It occurs on March 21 until April 19.
- Taurus Fragment
It occurs on April 20 until May 20.
- Gemini Fragment
It occurs on May 21 until June 20.
- Cancer Fragment
It occurs on June 21 until July 22.
- Leo Fragment
It occurs on July 23 until August 22.
- Virgo Fragment
It occurs on August 23 until September 22.
- Libra Fragment
It occurs on September 23 until October 22.
- Scorpio Fragment
It occurs on October 23 until November 21.
- Sagittarius Fragment
It occurs on November 22 until December 21.
- Capricorn Fragment
It occurs on December 22 until January 19.
There is an information that there is a limit of 20 total fragments when you wish on stars on a friend’s island. However, there is no official confirmation about it.
Counting Towards The Nook Miles+ Program Challenges through Wishing on Shooting Stars
If you wish on shooting stars, it will count towards the Nook Miles + Program challenges. As explained on Imore that it translates into a bunch of Nook Miles and six title keywords. If you want to complete all three challenges, you need 200 wishes. However, you are able to do it easily in one meteor shower.
Inviting Friends for Meteor Shower
In this game, you are able to invite your friends to the meteor shower by opening up your island. If you want to permit them to enjoy meteor showers on your island, you have to leave your island open the whole time your friends are visiting.
Celeste Giving New Recipes For Using Star Fragments
If you have gathered Star Fragments, you may be curious about what the thing that you can do with them. Well, Blather’s little sister named Celeste will visit your island. She visits to give you new recipes for using your Star Fragments. There are some reports from some players that they take almost three weeks to wait for her to show. However, some others reported that they do not wait for that long and there are also some other players who have not met her yet.
From Star Fragments, you are able to make some DIY crafts. Most of the recipes come from Celeste on her rare visits. So, it is important for you to check around your island often after sunset. If you can find Celeste, you have to talk to her. Then, you will be given a recipe by her. If one of the special Zodiac Fragments is shown to Celeste, you will be told by Celeste a story about the Zodiac in question.
Magic Wand is the first DIY recipe that you are able to get from Celeste. What is it? It will permit you to change clothes between eight different outfits in the similar way your Tool Ring lets you switch through preset tools. A lot of varieties of Magic Wand can be crafted. For each of them, you have to collect a different DIY recipe. Here are some of them.
- Magic Wand
The original recipe is given to you when you first meet Celeste. It costs one Large Star Fragment and three Star Fragments.
- Bamboo Wand
It uses Bamboo, and it is able to be found in a present balloon in the spring. It costs three Star Fragments and six Young Spring Bamboo.
- Bunny Day Wand
It costs three Star Fragments and one Wobbling Zipper Toy.
- and many more.
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