ACNH Star Fragments Island Guide: Spawn Rate, Meteor Shower, How to Get Large & Zodiac Star Fragments
2/20/2023 4:13:56 PM

Star fragments are a type of crafting material in Animal Crossing New Horizons that can be found along the shore after a meteor shower. Here let’s go through a 2023 guide to ACNH star fragment island and meteor shower, we also present the star fragment spawn rate, price as well as how to get large and zodiac star fragments. 

ACNH Star Fragments Island

How to Get to ACNH Star Fragment Island & Meteor Shower Date/Time

Star fragment island is a pretty rare island in Animal Crossing New Horizons, there is only about a 3% chance to encounter it in the game. You possibly enter the island when going on a Kapp'n boat tour, but there is a more important condition that players must meet for visiting star fragment island. That is you have to have experienced June 15 for players in the Northern Hemisphere or December 15 for players in Southern Hemisphere. If you started after these days or you have yet to reach them, you simply won't encounter this island no matter how many tours you go on.

When you arrive at star fragment island and it is midnight, which means you are right in the middle of a heavy meteor shower, it's no ordinary heavy shower, there's actually an 80% chance instead of the regular 50% that any given minutes spent on the island will see a bunch of shooting stars, meaning any showers on this island are far more likely to be heavier than the typical heavy showers on your own island. Furthermore, a recent data mine reveals that on the minutes that do produce shooting stars, there's a 50 chance of seeing eight stars in that minute, which is quite a lot, it's usually only five, it seems the clock changes in line with the island to ensure you experience a meteor shower the day progresses from midnight and as a meteor shower only runs from 7 PM through to 4 AM, the showers would actually stop if you spent more than four hours on the island.

On the island, it is worth souring the beast for a single fragment and a message bottle that always contain either a Celeste or Zodiac DIY recipe. In total, you can obtain 16 star fragments from rocks and they bunch from the beach, you can get around 20 on any given trip. One of the important things to do when you arrive on star fragment island is to wish upon the stars just like a meteor shower on your own island. Any wishes made on the Kapp'n tour will yield more star fragments on the beach of your island the very next day, more or less doubling the total amount of stars you can find in one trip. 

When it comes to the ACNH Meteor Shower dates in 2023, it is random in New Horizons, meteor showers usually occur on clear or partly cloudy nights after days with no precipitation, between 7 PM and 4 AM. Visits from Celeste may coincide with a meteor shower, but it is possible for a meteor shower to happen without Celeste visiting. 

How to Get Normal, Large, and Zodiac Star Fragments in ACNH

Players can wish upon individual shooting stars to obtain star fragments, large star fragments, and zodiac star fragments. The Star fragment island also includes two rocks that when hit drop random star fragments, each rock can drop up to eight types of fragments with different drop rates. 

ACNH Star Fragments Spawn Rate on Rocks

- Star Fragment: 14%

- Large Star Fragment: 2%

- Capricorn Fragment: 7%

- Aquarius Fragment: 7%

- Pisces Fragment: 7%

- Aries Fragment: 7%

- Taurus Fragment: 7%

- Gemini Fragment: 7%

- Cancer Fragment: 7%

- Leo Fragment: 7%

- Virgo Fragment: 7%

- Libra Fragment: 7%

- Scorpius Fragment: 7%

- Sagittarius Fragment: 7%

ACNH Star Fragments Spawn Rate for Every Wish

- Star Fragment: 80%

- Large Star Fragment: 5%

- Zodiac Star Fragments: 15%

Zodiac Star Fragments Dates in Animal Crossing New Horizons

On your island, zodiac star fragments can be found on the beach the next day after wishing on a star, each falls during the corresponding dates. 

Capricorn fragment: December 22 to January 19

Aquarius fragment: January 20 to February 18

Pisces fragment: February 19 to March 20

Aries fragment: March 21 to April 19

Taurus fragment: April 20 to May 20

Gemini fragment: May 21 to June 21

Cancer fragment: June 22 to July 22

Leo fragment: July 23 to August 22

Virgo fragment: August 23 to September 22

Libra fragment: September 23 to October 23

Scorpio fragment: October 24 to November 22

Sagittarius fragment: November 23 to December 21

ACNH Star Fragment Price

How much do star fragments sell in Animal Crossing? Each type of star fragment has different selling prices and large fragments are worth the highest in Animal Crossing bells

- Large Star Fragment: 2500 Bells

- Zodiac Star Fragment: 500 Bells

- Star Fragment: 250 Bells


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