Interesting sighting for me because early one morning about a year ago I saw something like this in Wolverhampton (England). There was defiantly something in the air and the morning sun was reflecting off it. It was the same golden colour as the sun.
I spotted it as I was driving along down a straight road and it was low in the sky. It just stayed in the same position. It was defiantly not a star or a balloon. I lost sight of it as I turned a corner looking for somewhere to park. When I looked back up it was gone. Maybe I was then at the wrong angle to see the sun's reflection.
I suppose it could have been a short con trail or a small cloud but there were very few clouds in the sky. I really don't know what it was.