To Kill a Mockingbird

Why do the children choose that particular night to look in the window of the Radley place?

In chapter 6 the children go to look in the window of the Radley place. Why do they choose that persific night?

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The boys are taken up with the mystery of Boo Radley. They create their own mythos about Boo which compells them to have contact with the Radley house. Scout explains the lure of peeking into the house,

"Because nobody could see them at night, because Atticus would be so deep in a book he wouldn't hear the Kingdom coming, because if Boo Radley killed them they'd miss school instead of vacation, and because it was easier to see inside a dark house in the dark than in the daytime, did I understand?"