For a story I am writing, the Earth gets ejected from the solar system. In one of my previous questions I asked if we get to keep the Moon - seems like we would not only lose her, we would lose all low Earth orbit satellites as well.
I am assuming that as truth, so suppose at least half of all LEO satellites deorbit to a suborbital trajectory in the space of a couple hours - would there be any visible effects on the upper atmosphere? Would it look like a meteor shower, or like a lot of meteorites falling at once? Or a mix of both?
For this question I am ignoring all the other satellites that will not burn in the atmosphere. I have seen videos of satellites burning up, but it is always a single vessel and usually a small one. Would thousands of those falling at once compose into a few, very visible fiery stripes on the sky? Are there some big ones that end up hitting ground?